Mrs. Fields' Original Cookies, Inc. bakes and sells specialty cookies, brownies, pretzels, and other baked goods. From one store started by Debbi and Randy Fields in 1977, the firm has expanded to over 1,500 stores named Mrs. Fields' Original Cookies, the Great American Cookie Company, the Original Cookie Company, Pretzel Time, Hot Sam, and Pretzelmaker. This is a true success story of an American homemaker and her husband who overcame numerous obstacles to create an international business. However, like many companies that began as family businesses, it reorganized under outside leadership and ownership. The firm's chocolate chip cookies were so popular that they became the subject of a modern urban legend in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies
CRANBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
Mrs. Field's Copycat Recipe
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chopped dried cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup white chocolate baking chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed.
In another bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet stuff until blended. Stir in the cranberries, walnuts, and white chocolate. Spoon 1/4 cup portions 2 inches apart onto a nonstick surface (parchment paper, silicone mat, or Release foil [I just greased my cookie sheet, none of that fancy stuff for me]) on baking sheets. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to brown - the cookies will still be soft in the center. Allow the cookies to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.